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Cataclysm. Volcano, Tidal Waves, Devastate Pacific Area, 1960/05/27

Published 1960
Topics newsreel

(1) aerial view of Chile, destroyed buildings and cities due to earthquake; tidal waves at 500 mph raced across the Pacific, hit Californai coast, hit Japan, 18,000 lives lost (2) "Sentry Satellite 5,000 Pound Missile Spotter In Orbit" - Atlas missile launched at Cape Canaveral of satellite (no pics of satellite, only of launch)

Production Company Universal Studios
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - September 12, 2005
Subject: Just One Disaster After Another, and Then I Came Along...
In this 1960 newsreel, we see the devastation of an earthquake in Chile and of related tidal waves that hit many Pacific islands, including Hawaii. The narrator asserts that the year was one of the worst ever for natural disasters. Hey1 Wait a minute! I was born in 1960!Never mind. Also included is a story on the launching of a spy satellite.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: * (more if you were born in 1960). Weirdness: *. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.
on 4/1/2005